Lou Brock 1939 – 2020

Before Rickey Henderson, there was Lou Brock. On Sunday, Brock passed away as the baseball grim reaper struck once again.

Taking a look at his career numbers, Brock played from 1961 to 1979 entirely with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Brock stole 938 career bases, a record that was held until Rickey Henderson broke it. Still, Brock remains the initial stolen base king in the sport.

Brock finished second in MVP voting in his age-35 season which is astounding. Furthermore, this was the season in which he stole 118 bases.

His career bWAR was 45.4, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.